SAMBA digest 1640

Sean E. Millichamp sean at
Thu Apr 2 15:48:06 GMT 1998

On Thu, 2 Apr 1998 jpff at wrote:

> Message written at 01 Apr 1998 21:37:15 +0100
> When I set "preserve case = yes" I could not open any diectory on the
> Unix machine which had capital lettrs in its name from the Windows95.
> Has that changed?  I am rather loath to return to the state of being
> unable to read most on my files.
> ==John ffitch

Hello John,

I think your problem is that Windows 95 does not always ask for or display
the file using the same case that it is stored.  Try creating files of
varying case in a MS-DOS prompt and watch how Explorer displays them.  So
in order to preserve the case of your files and still let Windows read it
you must use "case sensitive = no" as well.  Ahhh... I don't know about
the rest of you, but I love having to work around MS's problems =(. 

As I believe Jeremy Allison just pointed out, to emulate an NT server's
case treatment use:
  case sensitive = no
  short preserve case = yes
  preserve case = yes

Hope this helps.


 Sean E. Millichamp, Consultant
 Ingematics - A Division of Compu-Aid, Inc.

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